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Gas Network Craftsperson apprenticeship

The main role of a Gas Network Craftsperson is to safely build, maintain and repair components of the UK's gas network infrastructure to provide a reliable supply of gas to domestic, commercial and industrial users.

There are three main roles within the apprenticeship:

  • Network maintenance craftsperson (Electrical & Instrumentation).
  • Network maintenance craftsperson (Pressure Management).
  • Emergency response craftsperson.


Level: 3

Standards/Framework: Standards

Funding band: £27,000

Maths/English level required: 2

End point assessment:

  1. Portfolio including Observation
  2. Knowledge Assessment

Core requirements (all roles): Knowledge

  • Testing and commissioning procedures.
  • Relevant health, safety & environmental standards and regulations.
  • Maintenance practices, processes and procedures associated with specific gas network systems, controls and equipment.
  • Relevant theory and principles underpinning the design and function of complex assets.
  • Components and associated systems and equipment.
  • Location, diagnosis and rectification of faults.

Core requirements (all roles): Skills

  • Risk assessments.
  • Compliance with workplace health, safety & environmental practices.
  • Installation of gas engineering assets, components and associated equipment.
  • Installation, test, purge and commission gas assets.
  • Operation of powered tools and equipment for network maintenance operations.
  • Compliance with the New Roads and Street Works Act requirements for signing, lighting and guarding.
  • Use of gas detection equipment.
  • Liaison with gas consumers, statutory agencies and members of the public.
  • Analysis of information for good decision making.

Core requirements (all roles): Behaviours

  • Display a self-disciplined, self-motivated approach.
  • Deliver a polite, courteous professional service to all customers, stakeholders and members of the public as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate and apply a safety first approach.
  • Accept accountability when undertaking individual and team tasks.
  • Follows instruction from appropriate supervision, and makes decisions when required.
  • Quality-focussed and professional in work and in personal standards.
  • Recognise personal limitations and seek advice from managers, experts and specialists when required.
  • Accepts responsibility for work undertaken.
  • Receptive to the needs and concerns of others, especially where related to diversity and equality.
  • Committed to carrying out and recording Continued Professional Development necessary to maintain and enhance competence.
  • Exercises responsibilities in an ethical manner.
  • Interacts with people and approaches work activities in a way that contributes to continuous self improvement.


Dependent upon the specific job role within the apprenticeship, the total programme durations are expected to be up to 48 months, although most will complete in a shorter period.

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